Los Angeles Valley College Hit By Cyber Attack, Pays Ransom

Ive been sitting on this one for a while because it wasnt clear if any personal info was involved. CBS had reported that Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen was subject to a cyber attack over the winter break, but it was not known how large the breach was or its scope.
Now Breitbart is reporting that the schools website and email system was taken down on New Year’s Day by ransomware, and the school paid $28,000 to free hostage data:
多家游戏厂商几乎同时遭受到黑客攻击,太多黑客新闻让人们都麻木不仁了。
1,900 students and faculty were locked out of their computers with the message: “You have 7 days to send us the BitCoin after 7 days we will remove your private keys and it’s impossible to recover your files,” according to the campus newspaper.

It took the college 72 hours of computer systems freezing up throughout the Valley Glen campus before college administrators caved and made the payment the day after school had reopened. But even after the criminals delivered a decryption “key” to unlock LAVC servers, it will take weeks to unlock every campus computer and try to assess damages.
Read more on Breitbart.
杭锦旗努力推进农畜产品质量安全追溯体系建设
截取、复制客户机密数据并以此施行敲诈、勒索等违法勾当的行为就屡见不鲜。

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